A drop in the ocean

US President Barack Obama has announced the Marine National Monument of Papahānaumokuākea around  Hawaii will be increased to nearly 600,000 sq miles of protected ocean.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/08/26/fact-sheet-president-obama-create-worlds-largest-marine-protected-area

http://www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/06/hawaii-marine-ocean-conservation-papahanaumokuakea

This is really great news but as described in the Guardian article, we still have a very long way to go to properly protect the oceans and help to mitigate the effects of climate change.

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